A Life Remembered: Dave Jones

For Brad Wilson, Dave Jones was more than a co-worker, an avid prep sports fan and a mentor.

He was a friend.

Jones, described as a “super-fan” by those who met him, died on Monday. He was 68.

Jones graduated from Allerton-Broadlands-Longview High School in 1965 and went on to coach sports at Heritage and Villa Grove.

All-Area Girls' Tennis: First team, second team, special mention

First Team

Lindsay Huang    Urbana Uni High    Fr.
Lauren Neitzel    Centennial    Sr.
Grace Qiu    Urbana Uni High    So.
Madison Scaggs    Centennial    So.

All-Area Girls' Tennis COY: Centennial's Teri Scaggs

Why she’s Coach of the Year: The Chargers showed they’re once again the class of the area, winning the Centennial Sectional and advancing six athletes (two singles players and two doubles teams) to the state tournament.

All-Area Girls' Tennis: Final 2015 stats

(Minimum two matches)

Willa Olson, Centennial    No. 5    3-0    1.000
Gressa Olson, Centennial    No. 4    8-1    .889

All-Area Girls' Tennis POY: Centennial's Lauren Neitzel

CHAMPAIGN — The clock struck 8:30 p.m., and Lauren Neitzel’s Centennial tennis teammates filed out of their hotel at the state tournament in the Chicago suburbs.

Their destination? The mall.

But for Neitzel, it was bedtime.

Final area prep statistics: Girls' tennis (Oct. 27)

(Minimum two matches)

Willa Olson, Centennial    No. 5    3-0    1.000
Gressa Olson, Centennial    No. 4    8-1    .889

Centennial's Neitzel saves best for last

HOFFMAN ESTATES — Getting to the second day of the state girls’ tennis tournament has fallen out of Lauren Neitzel’s grasp in her first three trips to the state tournament.

Teams of the Week: B-H boys' golf leads way

Hunter Keith led the way with a two-round score of 176 as Bismarck-Henning finished 10th at the Class 1A state meet. Skyler Mitchell finished with a score of 181, Blake Douglass shot 187 and Kade Smith carded a 190.


Athletes of the Week: Keeble and Monier

Alex Keeble
Mahomet-Seymour boys’ cross-country

Why he was chosen: The Mahomet-Seymour senior won the Corn Belt title last Saturday with a time of 14 minutes, 36.81 seconds, guiding the Bulldogs to the team title as well in Eureka.

N-G Girls' Tennis Top 10: Centennial shows way

1. Centennial    Lauren Neitzel, Madison Scaggs, Jacklyn Gunn and Jasmine Lee
2. St. Thomas More    Mia Stipes and Caroline Waddell
3. Champaign Central    Olivia Dodds and Kelly Wright
4. Urbana Uni High    Grace Qui and Lindsay Huang